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. firefighters are still on the scene of a duplex fire which started nearly 6 hours ago. >> cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is there and anne, we understand this was a pretty complicated fire for the crews to fight. right? >> reporter: it was challenging because the homes are so close together here on bienvenue avenue in berkeley. they did just reopen the avenue so that's some good news but firefighters still on scene watching for any flare-ups this morning. the fire started just after midnight and check out these pictures posted online overnight on the daily cal website showing how intense that fire became. five people were living in a duplex. they all got out safely including a woman in a wheelchair who had to be helped out by police. four homes surrounding this one were also evacuated as a precaution. those people have been allowed back in except for the family of five that is homeless this morning. firefighters in the meantime are evaluating the damage. >> during the firefight, there was a collapse of the roof and second floor which resulted in us backing out of the building and fighting the fi
a firefighter. three-alarm fire. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran was the first reporter on the scene and spoke with the homeowner about some daring rescue attempts. she joins us now with the latest. >> reporter: i spoke with the two people in the house. it was a father and son. and thank goodness the smoke alarms went off. they had a second security system that called them and asked them if they were okay so they were well prepared for this fire. you want to look at this damage now. the call came in around 3:15 this morning as a brush fire and half the house was in flames when firefighters got here on scene. they say the flames were up to 30 feet high. vallejo fire department had to call in extra support from american canyon, fairfield and cordelia. because of that, they were able to tackle it quickly and able to fight it offensively meaning go inside the house and because of that, they were able to salvage some of the valuables inside. now, as it stands, firefighters were in there. you can see them they're all on the second floor. what they are doing now is looking for hotspots to make sure i
:00. firefighters are still on the scene of a duplex fire in berkeley which started nearly five hours ago. >> cbs 5 reporter anne makovec has been following this developing story. this is a complicated fire for the crews to fight. >> reporter: yes. and one of the large problems that they had to deal with overnight is that there are other homes so close by as you can see here. ben venue avenue is still closed down and will be for several hours after this fire in a duplex. five people lived in that building all of them were able to get out safely. but you can see how spectacular the fire was from some of these pictures we found on the website for the daily cal. the fire broke out just after midnight. of the five people that were in the home, one woman was in a wheelchair. she had to be helped out by police. but again, no injuries to report. homes around the building had to be evacuated because firefighters were afraid that this was going to spread. those people have since been allowed back in after part of the home that was initially the source of this fire collapsed. >> so during the firefight there
. everybody has been allowed back in. live in berkeley, anne makovec, cbs 5. >>> a wild night at oakland city hall. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in oakland where protestors had another showdown with the city council. >> reporter: michelle, yeah, they were locked out of the council chambers and city leaders say they did this for security reasons and now they have yet to decide how they will handle meetings moving forward. >>> reporter: it was chaos outside council chambers. dozens of protestors were locked outside every city council. the group was speaking out against of the shooting of alan bluford the oakland teen who was armed when police shot and killed him. the bluford family held back information about their son's death. the family addressed the council last night. >> he murdered alan bluford in cold blood and that you are covering up a racist murder. >> reporter: several of the family's supporters chanted inside but things got quiet after the council president gave the family the police report regarding their son's death. the family says it was heavily edited but according to the rep
upon both sides of the bay. >> the as beat the rangers. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is at the coliseum in oakland right now where the as are still looking to win their division. elissa, pretty exciting. >> reporter: it is exciting and hopefully they didn't celebrate with too much champagne last night because they have another game today against the rangers if they want to win their division but the as have clinched a spot in the play- offs for the first time in six years, a big win over the texas rangers last night. the score was 4-3 and if you missed that strikeout in the 9th inning, here it is. >> he struck him out! and the oakland athletics -- >> reporter: this was the as fourth straight win in six of seven. more than 2 1,000 fans saw the six-year dry spell finally end. this is really a story about the underdogs coming up ahead. in the clubhouse, corks were flying, champagne flowing. this is a big deal because nobody expected it this year. the team is young. there are 15 rookies on the roster. and many of them actually played key roles in last night's win like pit
. in oakland, elissa harrington, cbs 5. >> hopefully they will get even more today at tonight's game. we have more coverage of the as on cbssf.com. we posted dennis o'donnell's interview with the team and a photo gallery of the game, as well. i have been inside a couple celebrations with the champagne, it's brutal on the eyes. they had goggles and dark glasses on. if you get champagne in your eyes, you're done. >> forget it. >> they deserve champagne. >> good for them of the the as have been playing so tough this year and they hung on. so now they're off to the play- offs. >>> speaking of hot, we have more hot weather around the bay area. it's fairly mild outside right now if you are stepping out the door. launch feels like the evening hours as a lot of those temperatures still in the 60s. it is clear skies over the bay, and toward the coastline 63 degrees in concord, 65 in oakland right now, and 68 degrees if you can believe that in san francisco. yes, we are looking at another hot one today as high pressure will remain in place. we are going to swing in another day of hot temperatures into
and the highway patrol is preparing for traffic gridlock especially here in san francisco. cbs 5 traffic reporter elizabeth wenger joins us from san francisco to explain what areas to avoid. i guess everything. it is so busy. >> reporter: it is. that's the funny thing. the waterfront and the embarcadero, marina green, that's where a lot of stuff is going on. but yeah, there are so many events it's spread out throughout the city, north beach, castro district, unfortunately there's no great area traffic-wise this weekend. so this is going to be one of the busier spots. we are here along pier 30-32. it's dark but we have a big navy vessel you can tour for fleet week and in addition, if that wasn't enough, we have the america's cup sailing yachts behind me here, as well. so if yesterday was any indication, it's going to be very busy and loud this saturday and sunday. the blue angels practiced yesterday. don't drive. parking even if you get here will be extra difficult. to avoid gridlock, avoid the waterfront, use less popular bridges like the san mateo bridge. if fleet week and america's cup weren't
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